Iomega today announced the worldwide availability of the new eGo Portable Hard Drive for Mac users, featuring multiple interface connections, a stylish new aluminum design, superior ruggedness and a robust combination of software, all backed with a three-year limited warranty. Available in two different colours and up to 500GB in capacity, the new Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive for Mac users provides the dependability and versatility to meet today’s on-the-go data storage needs.
The new Triple Interface eGo Portable Hard Drive features one FireWire 800 port, one FireWire 400 port, and one USB 2.0 port, and comes in two colours and capacities: Silver and Ruby Red models are available in both 320GB and 500GB capacities. These drives are also formatted HFS+ for a great out-of-the box Mac experience.
Inside an aluminum shell little more than 16 mm thick and weighing less than 200 grams is a state-of-the-art 6.35 cm portable hard drive. Iomega’s Drop Guard feature protects data on the new triple interface eGo drive from drops of up to 129 cm, or 40% above the industry average!
All of the new triple interface eGo Portable Hard Drives receive power from a laptop or computer’s FireWire or USB 2.0 ports, so there’s no power supply to carry around. Each drive includes both FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 cables, as well as a USB 2.0 “Y” cable which gives users the flexibility to use two USB ports to power the drive, if needed. And with up to 500GB of capacity, the new eGo drive for Mac users can store up to 2,000,000 photos, over 9,250 hours of music or 750 hours of video.
Bundled free of charge with the new eGo Portable Hard Drives for Mac users are three backup software programs, giving users added protection for their photos, videos, music and other files.
The software bundle with the new triple interface eGo Drives includes:
- Iomega QuikProtect: backup software for simple scheduled file-level backup of data to hard drives and network-attached storage devices (for Windows and Macintosh desktops and notebooks).
- EMC Retrospect Express or Express HD: backup all of your data plus applications and settings (for Windows and Macintosh desktops and notebooks).
- MozyHome Online Backup: Convenient online backup service with 2GB of online capacity for free. MozyHome Online service allows you to restore your most important data from any computer with internet access, at any location in the world.
All of the software elements are accessible via easy download to new eGo Portable Hard Drive owners.
The new Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive for Mac users is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 or above, as well as Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. MozyHome software is available for Mac OS X 10.4 and above, along with Windows XP and Windows Vista. EMC Retrospect software is available for both Mac OS X and Windows operating systems.
Available for purchase at www.iomega.com.au are two new accessories for the new eGo Portable Hard Drive: a durable black carry case that can be used for both the USB and triple interface models; and the Iomega Power Grip Belt for added durability, available in black and translucent colours (for the USB models only).
Pricing and availability
The 320GB Silver and Ruby Red models are priced at $179 and the 500GB Silver and Ruby Red models are $249 RRP. All of the new Triple Interface eGo models include a 3-year limited warranty.